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Old March 13th, 2009, 05:52 PM   #601
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Old March 13th, 2009, 05:54 PM   #602
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Netherlands: 120 km/h on motorways, 100 in urban areas and some sections with 80 km/h and section control enforcement. (guaranteed fine when speeding).

Motorroads: Generally 100 km/h, but the number of them are decreasing.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 10:11 PM   #603
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Switzerland:
120km/h Motorways (Some parts are 100km/h or 80km/h)
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Old March 14th, 2009, 12:21 AM   #604
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In Russia, on motorways it is 110 km/h, and on other roads - 90 km/h.

In Ukraine, it is 130 km/h on motorways and 90 km/h on other highways. Very few roads are qualified as motorways, so it's mostly 90 km/h. As a matter of fact, I am not sure anything besides Kiev - Boryspil highway can be called motorway at this time.

However, in Ukraine there is a bill in Parliament that would change the speed limits as follows:

Urban: 70 km/h on usual roads, 80 km/h on 2x3 roads and 90 km/h on 2x3 roads that have a concrete divider.
Extra-urban: 110 km/h
Motorways: 130 km/h

In the USA, the speed limit varies depending on the state.
In Washington state: 112 km/h on rural motorways, 98 km/h on urban motorways, 105 km/h on some rural highways (98 km/h on most of rural highways).
In Oregon: 105 km/h on rural motorways, 90 km/h on urban motorways, 90 km/h on rural highways.
In California: 112 km/h on rural motorways, 105 km/h on urban motorways, 105 km/h on rural highways (mostly 90 km/h).
In Nevada and Montana: 120 km/h on rural highways, 105 km/h on urban motorways.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 02:28 AM   #605
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US: On the coasts, generally 65 mph; in the center plus California, 70 mph (minus Ohio); in the Mountain West, 75 mph; Utah and Texas, 80 mph (in certain locations)
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Old March 14th, 2009, 03:26 AM   #606
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BiH 130 motorways
100 expressways
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Old March 14th, 2009, 05:05 AM   #607
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in Kosovo expressways is 80 and future highways will be 130 km/h I think. Village roads are usually 60 unless there are sharp bends where it gets to as low as 30.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 07:47 AM   #608
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NSW, Australia

Rural
State limit 100 km/h (applies on most single carriageways).
Motorways and limited access dual carriageways are usually 110 km/h.
Where highways pass through towns, the speed limit is usually 50 km/h.
Some low-traffic single carriageways are 110 km/h.
Where highways pass through mountainous terrain or for other reasons have sharp curves, speed limits are often reduced.

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Motorways range from 60 km/h (inner urban) to 110 km/h (in the outer suburbs).
Everything inside the Sydney orbital (including the orbital itself) is 100 km/h or less.
Urban arterials range from 50 km/h to 90 km/h (though many 90 km/h limits have been reduced to 80 recently, such as the Sutherland Bypass and Richmond Road).
Streets are usually 50 km/h, but some are signed as 60 km/h.

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Roadwork speed limits are 40, 60 or 80 km/h, depending on the scope of the roadworks and how much they interfere with traffic flow.
School zones are 40 km/h where the normal speed limit is 80 km/h or less, and 60 km/h where the normal limit is more than 80 km/h.


I think other states are similar; I know that the highest speed limit in any state except NT is 110 km/h; NT has some roads with higher limits but I don't know what they are.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 06:13 PM   #609
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I thought Australia uses imperial measurments.. such as the UK and the US of A.

The speed limits in the UK are as followed:
70 mph - Motorways
60 mph - Single Carriageways
70 mph - Dual Carriageways (In most of Europe these are considered as motorways/highways/autobahns/autostrada)
Everything else is pretty much set at 30 mph and some are at 40 mph.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 07:01 PM   #610
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I thought Australia uses imperial measurments.. such as the UK and the US of A.
Australia finished its metrication in 1988, with road signs having been converted in 1974. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metrication_in_Australia
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Old March 14th, 2009, 08:27 PM   #611
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Belgium:

- Highways: 120
- Motorways: 90 when 2 * 1, 120 when 2 * 2 and divided by a concrete wall
- Other roads: 90 (allthough thanks to great usage of space most roads have houses aside them, so the speed limit drops to 70 or 50).
- City centres: 50 (allthough a lot of city centres are 30)

I like the Dutch speed limits most, because 80 is the most economical speed to drive, and 100 feels much smoother dan 90. And there are quite a few 100-roads (motorways).
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Old March 14th, 2009, 08:32 PM   #612
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In addition to my first post in this thread, some roads here have speed limits below 50 km/h. There aren't many of them, but I walk past one with a limit of 30 km/h (Druitt Street) in the CBD on my way to University and back every day.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 08:59 PM   #613
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Belgium:

- Highways: 120
- Motorways: 90 when 2 * 1, 120 when 2 * 2 and divided by a concrete wall
- Other roads: 90 (allthough thanks to great usage of space most roads have houses aside them, so the speed limit drops to 70 or 50).
- City centres: 50 (allthough a lot of city centres are 30)

I like the Dutch speed limits most, because 80 is the most economical speed to drive, and 100 feels much smoother dan 90. And there are quite a few 100-roads (motorways).
The first one should read "Motorways", and the second one "Expressways".

The word "Highways" is very trivial and can mean anything that's a public road, and is certainly not restricted to motorways only.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 11:02 PM   #614
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Norway: Motorways 70-100 kph (there is no official motorway limit, but most rural motorways are 100 kph, urban/suburban 70-90).
Expressways 80-90 kph. 90 less and less common on undivided roads.
Highways 80 kph (national limit), but some quality rural roads have a 90 limit and on roads with a high accident frequency 70 is common.
Urban 50 kph. 30-40 common in or near residential areas.

In addition, 60 kph-zones are very common. They are found on near-urban highways and on roads in and around hamlets, villages and suburban areas. It is not always easy to understand why these limits are in place, but pay attention: speed checks are very common in these zones.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 11:07 PM   #615
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Sweden:

Motorways: Rural - 100-120 kph. Urban - 70-100 kph.
Expressways: 90-110 kph. 110 less and less common, being replaced with 100.
Highways: 70-100 kph. 100 in the north and on 1+1/2+1 divided roads.
Urban: 50 kph, some 30 and 70 zones, 40 and 60 being introduced.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 11:16 PM   #616
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Those are not the people that should drive at that speed.
The people that drive up to 250 km/h, know how to use the engine brake, and usually use the normal brake much less... probably even less that some people going sub-150 km/h.
The people who regularly do 250 on public roads are about as safe as sosiopaths with assault rifles... Additionally, they give politicians with Japanese-like ambitions all the arguments they need. To put it simple: either we accept reaslonable speed limits or we'll get 80-100 kph motorways and speed cameras all over the place. Potentially we might even get GPS limiters on cars.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 11:24 PM   #617
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France :

Motorways: 130 km/h
Expressways: 110 km/h

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Old March 15th, 2009, 08:43 AM   #618
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Malaysia:

Expressways: 110 km/h, but in urban areas with high traffic volumes, the speed limit is reduced to 80-90 km/h. Lower speed limit is also enforced in dangerous highland stretches.
Federal / state highways: Maximum speed limit 90 km/h (National Speed Limit) on both single-carriageways and dual-carriageways. Lower speed limits may apply on dangerous stretches. Urban speed limit is 60 km/h, but in Negeri Sembilan the urban speed limit is 70 km/h.
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Old March 15th, 2009, 09:19 AM   #619
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Generally in Canada:

Expressways usually 100, but can be 100 or 90.

Urban areas are usually 50, and rural paved roads are 80. Gravel roads are usually 50.

At border crossings, airports, etc there is always a sign for silly Yanks to remind them not to think those are in miles.
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Old March 15th, 2009, 09:25 AM   #620
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^they probably need to remind Americans because most Americans probably can't believe how slow we have to drive here.

I've never seen a speed limit higher than 110km/h (about 65 mph) anywhere in Canada and it's a joke, especially in the prairies where the limit should be 150km/h but as long as the government keeps convincing everyone it's about safety (which is bullshit), we will all keep driving too slowly.

Why are Germans the only people that really know how to drive?

Robosteve, I would love to see a highway in Sydney (or anywhere) that has a speed limit of 30 km/h.

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